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. also, the government has an obligation to protect americans with laws that do not harm law abiding citizens. that means that any new gun laws must allow we, the people, to protect ourselves as the founding fathers mandated. talking points has no problem with background checks. or with gun registration. after all, we register our cars. but these things should be decided by the individual states, not the federal government. if the state like new york wants to ban assault rifles, fine. but wyoming may not want to do that. and the feds should respect the states' rights. what president obama can do is make all gun crimes federal crimes. congress can forbid individuals from crossing state lines with certain types of weapons. bank robbery is a federal crime. so is some drug dealing. why not put gun felonies in that category? let's take a look at chicago which has banned handguns. more people were murdered by guns in chicago in 2012 last year than were killed among coalition forces in afghanistan. obviously the gun ban in coshocton doesn't work. do we all get that? what would work is a 10-
, as well. >> let's talk about gun laws because i know they're considering gun laws in texas that would allow swron to carry a concealed weapon on a campus. they can't do that now, right? >> reporter: it's interesting. the texas legislators have gone through this debate several times. many years ago they passed a conceal handgun law where you can hear a handgun and that's what was used in this incident. but there are places where even despite having that license you you can't carry a handgun. churches and school campuses are one of those. ironically enough, there are lawmakers in austin that want to change that aspect of the concealed handgun law here in texas and allow students to carry guns on to campus. so we'll see how this plays out in that debate, as well. >> all right. ed lavendera, thanks so much. >>> investigators say the new mexico teenager accused of murdering members of his family had hoped to go on a killing spree and die in a shoot-out with police. the 15-year-old was arrested saturday night after deputies found the bodies of his mother, father, brother and two of his sist
prominently, a bushmaster, like the one used in the newtown massacre. there was also a circle of uniformed law enforcement officers and gun violence victims. there was rolled out with pomp and circumstance, but did she get the message right? she, herself, admits that getting this passed will not be easy. >> if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know. it's so uphill. >> uphill is right. the fact of the matter is that gun violence from assault weapons is estimated the to be between 2% and 8% of the gun crime in this country. so, is this how democrats should be spending their time? or are they overreaching and risking chances for success? roland martin joins me along with with raham slon. can this bill pass? >> look, you don't know until you actually take the effort. i think it's crazy when we say things such as, well, it's a small piece. it sort of reminds me of the federal budget, erin, when we say, well, it's only a drop in the bucket. well, every little bit helps. i don't have a problem if we have an impact on guns that could affect 2 to 8%. well, then we can deal wi
by law enforcement and news headlines endanger citizens privacy. >>> the pentagon says general john allen was cleared of sending potentially inappropriate e-mails to joe kelly. >>> senate majority leader harry reid appears to be reversing course and pushing ahead with possible gun legislation. after meeting with fellow senate democrats on tuesday, he told reporters he expects to have a free amendment process on gun legislation. while it's unclear if an assault weapons ban would be included, reid said he has agreed to take up measures called for by president obama. reid previously said he opposes a ban on assault weapons. >>> and now here's your "first look" at your dish of scrambled politics. president obama's half brother malik has decided to run for governor of a rural county in kenya. >>> the white house released video of president obama and first lady michelle surprising visitors on the white house tour. they shook hands with the shocked tourists as they walked through. >> here's a tweet of the stage at last night's white house staffers inaugural ball, including lady gaga's piano. lad
where a controversial law enforcement expert is officially a consultant to the oakland police department. the city council voted to hire bill bratton in a raucous meeting that ran into the wee hours. now to amy live at city hall. >> he is controversial but william bratton is coming to oakland. there were so many people at the meeting they had to use four rooms for overflow crowd. all the people filling up city hall. the meeting lasted until 2:30 this morning. the issue was whether to hire former police
by a parade and the glitzy inaugural balls. the security is extremely tight. 15,000 military and law enforcement personnel will watch over the proceedings. >> watching an event this large, with this number of people coming, takes a lot of corporate nation. >> reporter: the president and first lady showed off their love. the president weighing in on his wife's new hair-do. >> i love her bangs. she looks good. >> let me tell you, it has just been a true thrill to watch this handsome, charming individual grow into the man and the president that he is. >> reporter: in a speech, president obama will reach out to some of those people who voted against him opinion and he'll call on washington to come together to seek common ground. rob? sunny? >> tahman bradley in washington, thank you so much. >>> as inauguration festivities get under way, the nation is pausing to pay tribute to dr. martin luther king. community leaders and celebrities got a jump on things in washington, with an annual wreath laying ceremony. dr. king's son, jesse jackson, and actor jamie foxx were among those taking part.
went on lockdown after police were called to reports of a shooting. law enforcement officials said three people were injured after two men got into a fight. >> i heard the shots. i saw a guy trying to run into the bushes, trying to get away, and he just laid there. >> i glanced at him and i heard six bullets. anybody out there could have been shot. >> reporter: since the newtown massacre last month, there's been a renewed focus on the nation's gun violence. but the shootings continue. 15-year-old nehemiah is accused of killing his parents and three siblings last week at their new mexico home. law enforcement officials said he considered going to a walmart and shoot random people. but something stopped him. in his inaugural address, president obama said combatting gun violence should be a top priority for lawmakers. >> our journey is not complete until all our children know that they are cared for and cherished. and always safe from harm. >> reporter: last week he pushed congress to pass legislation to require universal background checks for gun purchases, limit the number of rounds
and american law. but they're trying to change that in the states of utah and arizona. >> we saw that today. your whole report is going to be on "20/20" saturday, at 8:00, 7:00 central. >>> let's go back down to sam, now. now he's in the wetsuit down at seaworld discovery cove. >> now i feel more at home. we're in discovery cove, which is a sister park to seaworld orlando. when you're here, if you come here, you can actually interact with a lot of marine mammals, including bottle nose dolphins. let's get to the boards. we're going to show you exactly what's going on. it starts to spread across the country. so, today, there's some mild temperatures in places, oh, like midland. dallas is at 75 degrees. look at what else is going on on the map. the idea is that generally, the bitter cold air retreats as the warm air cuts across the country. as cold as you are this morning, don't worry, you get some milder temperatures. >> and we are live in discovery cove. we'll have all of america's weather, coming up in the next half hour from orlando, florida. amy? george? >> okay. thank you, sam. looking g
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